For Americans, in Science They Trust

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — While some politicians are snubbing science, the American public is choosing to do the opposite, a new study suggests. “In the context of debates regarding the loss of trust in experts, what we show is that in actual fact, when compared to a government working group, the public…

Why Some Americans Seek Abortion Pills Online

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Restrictive abortion laws may drive some Americans to look for abortion medications online, a new study reports. “Though it may be surprising to consider, people in the United States are looking for ways to end their pregnancies at home using abortion pills they can get online,” said study…

Free Weights or Machines?

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Resistance or strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders — it’s for everyone, and it’s essential to combat the natural tendency to lose muscle mass with age. It also helps prevent bone loss and lowers body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol. You can strengthen muscles with everything from resistance…

Half of Americans Trying to Slim Down

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — In a country where four out of 10 adults are obese, it’s probably good news that half of U.S. adults say they’ve recently tried to shed some pounds. They did this most often through exercise, cutting calories and eating their fruits and veggies, according to a new government…

Green Space: A Gateway to Better Health?

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Maybe there’s good reason why open, unspoiled stretches of land are often referred to as God’s country. New research from Britain suggests that getting close to nature is beneficial to your health. The researchers analyzed more than 140 studies that included more than 290 million people in 20…